University of Idaho Alumni Average Salary

Attending the University of Idaho, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Moscow, Idaho, and it is ranked in the top 21 percent of universities by return on investment. Students searching for a quaint college campus with a significant athletic presence fit in well at this school, though many graduate to urban areas like Seattle, Wash., Boise, Idaho, and Twin Falls, Idaho after college. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Mechanical Engineer
21 salaries
Electrical Engineer
13 salaries
Operations Manager
13 salaries
Civil Engineer
13 salaries
Account Manager
12 salaries
Software Engineer
11 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 775

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About This School

875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-2282

University of Idaho College of Law


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Former UI students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the landscape architectural services industry, the consulting industry, and the engineering services industry. The manufacturing industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UI is $65K.


The UI alumni who make the most are Associate Directors of Creative Services; they report a median pay of $107K.


A large number of students head to Boise, Idaho after college. UI alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of $103K. On the far end of the pay scale, UI alumni often reside in Twin Falls, Idaho, which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $63K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $107K per year, former Vandals who have a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) are the best paid among the alumni population. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the lowest of the pack, earning $71K.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among UI alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in four former students report doing so. Team Leadership commands a pay premium of 56 percent for former Vandals. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of former students have medical plans, and a strong majority of graduates have dental insurance. Most alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Alumni of University of Idaho also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Northern Illinois University grads bring in salaries of around around $64K, making them the most similar to UI alumni in terms of earnings. The Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Nevada-Reno are also similar to UI.

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Key Stats for University of Idaho


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$39,149 - $102,985
$49,022 - $93,870

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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$40,268 - $118,990
$37,642 - $87,061

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